New US Space Strategy AnnouncedFebruary 8, 2011 at 11:10 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: Aviation Week
The U.S. government is emphasizing the need for a strong and competitive space industrial base, improved acquisition processes and coordination among the Pentagon and intelligence community in its new National Security Space Strategy.
The long-awaited strategy was supposed to be released last year; the document, dated January 2011, was announced Feb. 4.
The strategy echoes principles of the Obama administration’s National Security Space Policy, including increased cooperation with international partners and leadership in an international effort to promote standards of behavior for space operators—both in reducing debris and radiofrequency interference. [Full story]